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The career fair is the largest event of the semester! Whether you are searching for a full-time job, internship, or just looking to network, it is crucial to attend the career fairs held each semester. You can find all the resources you need to feel ready and prepared listed below. Our organization cannot stress enough how important it is to get an internship early on in your academic career, and the career fair is the perfect opportunity to find one! Don’t miss out on the chance to change your career.  

Spring Career Fair Week
January 29  - February 2, 2024

The CMSO has organized many events throughout the week leading up to the career fair. All of these events are designed to help you get prepared and feel confident the day companies come to town. Mark your calendars for the upcoming career fair to be held on Friday February 2, 2024.

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 Be Prepared

What to Wear?

Dress is business professional. NO jeans, sneakers, or casual clothing. This event is different than the typical jeans and polo you may think of for construction. Your dress attire should make you feel confident and comfortable. Check out Gabe's or the Career Development Center Closet for affordable options.

Bring Your Resume!

Bring an updated copy of your resume with you. Any work experience you have ever had is more valuable than you may think. If you think you've printed enough copies, print more. We recommend a minimum of 15. If you need any help with your resume, be sure to attend the resume builder workshops leading up to the career fair.

Research the Companies

Do some research on the companies attending. Get an idea of the work they do, company values, and where they are located. This will help you have a better conversation with the representative and can help you determine if this is someone you want to work for.

Explore the list below to see what some companies have to offer. Employers on this list are either past or current attendees. For an updated list of this year's attendees, please visit the Spring 2024 - Construction Management Career Fair event on Handshake. 


84 Lumber

Air Enterprises

Babcock & Wilcox 

Beacon Building Products

Beaver Excavating Company

Bi-Con Services, Inc. - Construction

Black Lion Products, LLC

Blattner Energy


City of Akron Engineering Bureau

Cleveland Construction, Inc.

Cold Harbor Building Company

Commerce Plumbing Company - Plumbing

Construction Employers Association


Daifuku America Corporation

Danis Building Construction

Dominion Energy

Donley's, Inc.

Drees Homes

D.R. Horton, Inc

Eclipse Co., LLC

Elford, Inc.

Engelke Construction Solutions

FirstEnergy Corporation

Ferguson Construction Company

Gilbane Building Company

Graves Lumber Co.

Gross Residential

Grunley Contrsuction

Hansen-Rice, Inc.


Hatzel & Buehler, Inc

Hensel Phelps

Herc Rentals Corporation

Hilscher-Clarke Electric Company

Independence Excavating

Independence Construction

Infinity Construction Co., Inc.

J.D. Williamson Construction Co., Inc.

JCI Contractors, Inc.

John G. Johnson Construction Company

K. Hovnanian Homes

Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal

Knez Homes

Lafarge Holcim

Lake Erie Electric, Inc.

Lawler Construction

Lawler Construction - Construction Managers and General Contractors

Marous Brothers Construction

McNally Tunneling Corporation

Mears Group, Inc.

Messer Construction Co.

Mr. Excavator

NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter

National Enclosure Company

Neptune Plumbing and Heating Co

Nicholson Construction Company

Norfolk Southern

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

NVR, Inc. / Ryan Homes

Ohio Valley Drywall Supply

Panzica Construction


PJ Dick-Trumbull-Lindy Group Family of Construction Companies

Precision Environmental Co.

Premier Development Partners


RAM Construction Services

Regency Construction

S.A. Comunale

Shook Construction Co.

Singleton Construction

The Austin Company

The Great Lakes Construction Co.

The NRP Group

The Ruhlin Company

Thompson Electric

Turner Construction Company

United Architectural Metals, Inc.

Vizmeg Landscape

Welty Building Company

WERTZ Geotechnical Engineering Inc.

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Advice From Companies

“Make sure you have plenty copies of your resume and come prepared
with questions you want to ask.”

Stacy Shaum ● Kokosing

“Have a firm handshake, maintain eye contact, and have confidence in your-

Josh Kocsis ● Neptune Plumbing

“Wear comfortable, but professional clothes. Employers can tell if you’re
feeling uncomfortable... Be genuine.”

Jillian Tipton ● Akron-Canton CSI

“Know what you are looking for in a company and an experience. Mention
your GPA and extra-curriculars.”

Mary Phalen ● SA Comunale

“Have a good handshake, be well spoken, adequately dressed, and comfortable. Have something that makes you stand out“

Megan Larkin ● Turner

“Demonstrate your leadership and initiative through school experience or
work experience.”

Corinne Kozlowski ● Great Lakes

“Show your desire to learn and express interest in learning all aspect of
their operation. ”

Jaime Hart ● Rudolph Libbe

“Research the companies you’re interested in. A candidate that has some
background and asks insightful questions is always impressive. This shows
initiative to investigate.”

Tom Elmore ● Air Enterprises

“Try not to be afraid of the word “travel”.  At this point, take advantage of any
opportunity you can!”

Samantha Rodgers ● Beaver Excavating

"Be personable. Allow the conversation to take place and get to know us, we are recruiting you to possibly work along side us one day. Ask what jobs we are currently working on and etc." 

Lucas Ward ● Whiting Turner

“Attend the fair even if you are not looking for a co-op yet! Get out there
and talk to companies."

Tracy Thomas ● Independence Excavating

“When researching companies look at their project experience, office locations, value, and any specialties. Know what position you are applying for and have questions about it (i.e. internship, full-time, part- time, etc.)”

CMSO Board 2019/2020

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